Andrea Marcum, a California native, with a background in competitive gymnastics, began teaching yoga in 1999 and opened U Studio in Los Angeles in 2006. In a city of behemoth yoga studios and established yoga teachers, Andrea and U Studio have independently won critical acclaim and success. Andrea's known for her core intensive Vinyasa Flow classes which appeal to both the famous and the infamous from all over the LA area. Her class is a rigorous but intelligent flow, with an emphasis on alignment that is balanced with equal parts sweat & playful laughter. In a moment's time you feel like old friends in her company. Every class is well rounded and distinctly different than the last, with opportunities for arm balances for those so inclined along the way. Andrea relishes watching the transformation which yoga brings her students; in their lives, in their minds & in their bodies — just as it's done for her.
Andrea's an ambassador for lululemon. She's been featured in Shape, LA Times, Self, C Magazine and more and writes for Gaiam, Origin, Mantra Magazine, Elephant Journal, MindBodyGreen among others. You can find her classes online at My Yoga Online.
Though her early ambitions were to be a fairy princess, she's pretty happy with the way things have turned out.